Michelle Brasier to tour the UK

Wednesday 6th December 2023, 12:31pm

  • Michelle Brasier: Reform will tour the UK and Ireland between May and June 2024
  • The Australian comedian's show is "a cautionary tale laced with friendship, radical empathy, redemption, kindness and understanding of those who have done us wrong"
Michelle Brasier

Australian comedian Michelle Brasier, who is dubbed "the girl one" from Aunty Donna's online viral sketches, has announced a UK tour.

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in August, Reform will tour the UK and Ireland in May and June 2024.

The blurb explains: "Reform is a cautionary tale laced with friendship, radical empathy, redemption, kindness and understanding of those who have done us wrong. This theatrical hour of storytelling and original music has audiences cringing at every naïve exchange between victim and conman and shouting 'No! Stop!' before being swept along for the ride and completely understanding how this unique relationship developed. In Michelle's words, it's about 'seeing the best in people even though they're probably, mostly sh*t.'

"During lockdown, Michelle went looking for a pilates reformer online. What she found was Jacob, a young man out to con unsuspecting victims of their money. This is a true story of an online scam, but it's not one whereby the witty comic takes down the swindler and gives him a telling off through the medium of jokes. Oh no. When the exercise equipment didn't show up, Michelle didn't call the police, instead she gave her scammer the opportunity to open up. Curious as to how a person ends up a scammer, Michelle, a stand-out archetype of the 'caring woman' took an active interest in Jacob who was surprised at how much he really just needed someone to talk to.

"Backed musically by Tim Lancaster, Michelle firmly keeps the gripping narrative at the forefront of the show, peppering it with plenty of dramatic twists and genuinely surprising details as the hour reaches its unexpected climax. Reform is not only inspiring but unbelievably true."

2024 dates

14/05: Brighton Komedia
16/05: Dublin Liberty Hall Theatre
17/05: Belfast The MAC
18/05: Newcastle The Stand
19/05: Glasgow The Glee club
21/05: Manchester Frog and Bucket
22/05: Leeds City Varieties
23/05: Bath Komedia
24/05: Norwich Norwich Playhouse
25/05: Reading South Street Arts Centre
28/05: Birmingham The Glee club
29/05: Cardiff The Glee Club
30/05: Bristol Hen & Chicken
31/05: Exeter Northcott Theatre
01/06: Southampton The Attic
04/06: Cambridge Junction
06/06: London The Clapham Grand

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